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13Mar2017
Saving the Almost Extinct Vaquita Porpoise in Mexico

Al Jazeera

Illegal fishermen in northern Mexico are being blamed for driving the world’s most endangered marine mammal to the brink of extinction. A team of international scientists and conservationists is battling to save the small and rarely seen porpoise.

12Mar2017
Why a Guadalajara Food Scientist Is Trying to Make Powdered Breast Milk

WBFO

For mothers who cannot breast feed their babies, there is an established market for surplus breast milk. It’s sold through online marketplaces and nonprofit breast milk banks. But the milk is pretty expensive.

11Mar2017
Most Predatory Fish Gone from Caribbean Coral Reefs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that up to 90 percent of predatory fish are gone from Caribbean coral reefs, straining the ocean ecosystem and coastal economy.

10Mar2017
NGO Is Fighting for Disabled Mexicans Right to Live in Their Communities, Rather Than Institutions

The Guardian

A charity which has documented abuse to disabled children and adults living in institutions is bringing a landmark legal case against the Mexican government, with the intention of laying down a new line in international law.

09Mar2017
Mangrove Alliance Announced at World Ocean Summit

The Yucatan Times

Environmental groups plot course to reverse loss of mangroves during World Ocean Summit last week in Bali.

08Mar2017
On International Women's Day, 'Mexico City Policy' Is Huge Setback for Global Health Care

Human Rights Watch

The expanded “Mexico City Policy” or “Global Gag Rule” issued by United States President Donald Trump is a profound setback to hard-fought gains for women and girls’ health in countries around the world, Human Rights Watch said on International Women’s Day.

07Mar2017
How a Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees

National Geographic

Felix Finkbeiner is 19 - and Plant-for-the-Planet, the environmental group he founded, together with the UN’s Billion Tree campaign, has planted more than 14 billion trees in more than 130 nations.

06Mar2017
When the American Medical System Failed Us, We Turned to Mexico

OZY

I worried that sending my wife to Mexico might mean she would suffer from lower-quality treatment, but I knew it was the only way to get her the needed therapy. The care in Mexico was, if anything, superior.

04Mar2017
Trump's Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Health & Lives

Democracy Now!

New details have emerged on the Trump administration’s plans to dramatically reduce the power of the Environmental Protection Agency.

03Mar2017
Thousands Flock to Baja Mexico for Professional, Affordable Dental Care

PRUnderground

While dental tourism has many American dentists and dental practices scratching their heads, business is booming on the Mexican side of the border


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